Foot Stool

This has been such a busy month for me.. health wise...  First I had heart surgery then two weeks later I got a full blown  old fashion Illinois head and chest cold.  I was lucky, my doctor did not put me back in the hospital..... but I did manage to sneak out  to a garage sale one weekend with my sister.  I was getting stir crazy and had to get out of the house.

I found this sweet little foot stool.

I also had this cross stitch in a sewing box, one that my daughter made  while living in Belgium with her Air Force husband. She gave me several really nice pieces that she worked on during the 6 years overseas, while her husband was off doing his job.

Wouldn't this be a nice cover for the stool?  
I have a feeling she has totally forgotten all about this piece of art
dated 1999

The Ada cloth was not quite large enough for the cushion so I went to my fabric scrap box and found some nice green print to enlarge it.

My daughter has mostly dark furniture so I just cleaned the wood on the stool and left the distressed look about it... put on the new stool cushion and it turned out really nice.  I'm very impressed with her cross stitch ability.  Her stitching is perfect, something I'll never be able to say for myself.

Think I'll hide it away for Christmas.. I know she will love it!

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